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newsathletics6 years ago

Long jumper Ankit Sharma, sprinter Srabani Nanda qualify for Olympics

Following in on the footsteps of Dutee Chand and Mohammad Anas, two more Indian athletes qualified for the Olympics on Sunday with long jumper Ankit Sharma and sprinter Srabani Nanda meeting the qualification mark. Ankit, the national record holder qualified for the event with a jump of 8.17 metres.
Arun S Kaimal
newsathletics6 years ago

Power cut during Athletics meet robs India of potential Olympic qualification

Indian Grand Prix Athletics meet came to a farcical end on Sunday after a power cut at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi robbed India of potential Olympic qualification. Based on hand timings, four athletes appeared to have set national records and two might have qualified for Rio.
Arun S Kaimal